10 days in Western US Itinerary

10 days in Western US Itinerary

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Glacier National Park
— 2 nights
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Yellowstone National Park
— 3 nights
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Jackson Hole
— 2 nights
4
Santa Fe
— 2 nights

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Glacier National Park

Glacier National Park ©
The glaciers from which Glacier National Park takes its name mostly dissipated eons ago, but they left behind a scoured landscape of high and steep mountain peaks, sparkling lakes, lush alpine meadows, and thick forests.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): take in the dramatic scenery at Virginia Falls, cruise along Going-to-the-Sun Road, and then admire the verdant scenery at Logan Pass. On the next day, stroll through Avalanche Lake and then hike along Iceberg Lake Trail.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Glacier National Park trip website.

Cleveland to Glacier National Park is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Cleveland to Glacier National Park is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Cleveland in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Glacier National Park: temperatures range from 85°F by day to 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Yellowstone National Park.

Things to do in Glacier National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Nature
Highlights from your plan
Virginia Falls ©
Virginia Falls
Iceberg Lake Trail ©
Iceberg Lake Trail
Avalanche Lake ©
Avalanche Lake

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nights
Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone National Park ©
An exceptionally diverse landscape and varied wildlife have made Yellowstone National Park one of America's most popular parks.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at West Thumb Geyser Basin and Monument Geyser Basin. Family-friendly places like Old Faithful and Grand Prismatic Spring will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: trek along Purple Mountain Trail, witness a stunning natural landmark at Beehive Geyser, identify plant and animal life at Lehardy's Rapids, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kepler Cascades.

To find reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Yellowstone National Park trip planning website.

Getting from Glacier National Park to Yellowstone National Park by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Glacier National Park in July, expect Yellowstone National Park to be little chillier, temps between 73°F and 39°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Jackson Hole.

Things to do in Yellowstone National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Monument Geyser Basin ©
Monument Geyser Basin
West Thumb Geyser Basin ©
West Thumb Geyser Basin
Beehive Geyser ©
Beehive Geyser

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Jackson Hole

Jackson Hole ©
The Jackson Hole valley is approximately 97 km (60 mi) long and 24 km (15 mi) wide, encompassing the town of Jackson, Teton Village, and the northern section of Grand Teton National Park.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): look for all kinds of wild species at Grand Teton. Keep things going the next day: capture your vacation like a pro with Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris, then make a trip to Town Square, and then relax and float downstream with Barker-Ewing Whitewater.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Jackson Hole trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Yellowstone National Park to Jackson Hole takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Yellowstone National Park in July, expect nights in Jackson Hole to be about the same, around 44°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Santa Fe.

Things to do in Jackson Hole

Wildlife · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Grand Teton
Highlights from your plan
Grand Teton ©
Grand Teton
Barker-Ewing Whitewater ©
Barker-Ewing Whitewater
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris ©
Jackson Hole Wildlife Safaris

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Santa Fe

Santa Fe ©
Santa Fe continuously ranks among the world's top holiday destinations, attracting visitors with its unusual combination of scenic beauty, rich history, cultural diversity, and high concentration of performing arts venues, fine restaurants, and interesting attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canyon Road, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Loretto Chapel. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Georgia O'Keeffe Museum and then make a trip to Santa Fe Plaza.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Santa Fe trip planner.

Getting from Jackson Hole to Santa Fe by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive. In July, Santa Fe is a bit warmer than Jackson Hole - with highs of 88°F and lows of 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Santa Fe

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum ©
Georgia O'Keeffe Museum
Loretto Chapel ©
Loretto Chapel

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